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Santa Ana Police Department
Friday May 17th, 2013 :: 03:36 p.m. PDT


media and public assistance identify suspect/arrest involved in series of commercial burglaries

Santa Ana Police Detectives requested media and public assistance in identifying suspects involved in series of commercial burglaries.

Detectives received a tip regarding the wheareabouts of a suspect involved in the church burglary at 5315 W. McFadden, which occurred on 5-1-13. This morning, detectives conducted a surveillance of the suspect's vehicle, which resulted in the subsequent arrest of Daniel Cortes, age 29.

Detectives are still requesting the publics assistance in identifying the two outstanding suspects.

LOCATION: Forty Martyrs Armenian Church 5315 W. McFadden Ave.

SUSPECT #1: Male, White, 30-35 yrs., short brown hair, clean shaven, thin build, wearing a black baseball cap with “Sox” logo, black jacket with orange liner, white/black striped polo shirt, blue shorts and white/black tennis shoes (IN CUSTODY)

SUSPECT #2: Male, White, 40-45 yrs., bald head, mustache, medium build, wearing olive green and white hooded jacket, blue jeans and black over white tennis shoes

SUSPECT #3: Male, possibly Hispanic, 35-40 yrs., goatee, thin build, wearing light colored hooded jacket, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes

VEHICLE: Gray newer model four door sedan

SYNOPSIS: On 05/01/2013, at approximately 0459 hours, the three suspects depicted above forced entry into the Forty Martyrs Armenian Church by prying open a side door and stole a safe containing approximately $15,000. The suspects fled westbound on 5300 W. McFadden Avenue in a gray newer model sedan. Additional surveillance video recovered by the victim revealed involvement by a third suspect in the burglary.

Santa Ana Detectives believe these suspects may also be involved in four additional burglaries in Santa Ana where safes were taken.

ANONYMOUS TIPS Call 1-855-TIP-OCCS or 1-855-847-6227 Text TIP "OCCS" plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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